On how to gather better data on the diversity within the “English Learners” student group.
TCF report on updating federal policies shaping English learners’ educations…and a 74 Million column summarizing some of its main ideas.
On the importance of maintaining standardized testing, warts and all.
On whether or not we can safely reopen schools in person this fall (most communities probably can’t).
On the end of our longstanding paradigm for improving schools.
On the Trump administration’s threat to withhold federal education funding from schools that do not reopen for in-person instruction this fall.
On the recent Department of Education guidance for schools serving English learners via distance learning.
On the costs of treating charter schools as part of a broader “school choice” movement.
On how tests aren’t a major problem in public education…but test prep might be.
On the education debates we’re currently avoiding.